Estrogen Across the Lifespan and Alzheimer’s Disease

Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 11)


It has long been argued whether sex differences in cognitive functioning are due to the perinatal organizing effects of gonadal steroid hormones, to activating effects of hormones during the lifespan, to both, or to neither. Recent studies offer compelling support for an ongoing effect of estrogen throughout the lifespan.


Nerve Growth Factor Basal Forebrain Estrogen Replacement Therapy Dendritic Spine Density Irregular Menstrual Cycle 
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